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. >> bret: with al-qaeda expanding in african and iran, john kerry auditions for secretary of state. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the man who wants to be the president top diplomat stated his case to a friendly group of senators today. john kerry made it clear he knows he will have his hands full. just today, north korea said it would conduct another nuclear test and suggested it intend to have missiles to deliver warheads to the u.s.. the fighting in syria intensified in damascus today. there is still a lot of mystery surrounding last week's hostage siege in algeria. france is ramping up the presence in the fight against islamic terrorist in mali. and the mideast is still the middle east, with the speckor of a nuclear iran and what israel might do to stop it. mike emanuel tells us the easiest part for kerry will likely be the confirmation process. >> in a dangerous world where al-qaeda finds new places to operate, the second term of the obama administration will face numerous foreign policy challenges. >> usama bin laden in documents that
john kerry worked together to normalize relations with vietnam in the 1990s. >> helping to establish a relationship with vietnam that serves american interests and values rather than one that remained meyered many mutual resentment and bitterness is one of my proudest accomplishments as a senator. i expect it is one of john's as well. witnessing almost daily his exetch lear statesmanship is one of the highest privileges i've had here. >> kerry's first appearance on the senate foreign relations panel as an activist. some things don't change. >> how do you ask a man to be the last man to die in vietnam? >> i'm tired of -- >> when i first came to washington and testified, i was testifying as part of the group of people who came here to have their voices heard, and that is, above all, what this place is about, so i respect, i think, the woman who was voicing her concerns about that part of the world. >> women at war. the pentagon lifts the 20-year ban on women in combat. opening new career opportunities for thousands of soldiers. live coverage coming up of secretary panetta's big announc
fierce. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. as expected, senator john kerry technically still the chair of the foreign relations committee holding his confirmation hearing today and counted no op sxwligs at that meeting. joining me now is senator bob corker, the top republican on the committee. senator, is it safe to assume that barring some unexpected, unforeseen circumstance senator kerly will indeed be our next secretary of state? >> it would have to be really unforeseen. i don't think there's any question, and we'll have the business meeting, i think, on tuesday morning, and the senate committee, foreign relations committee, and i think it will be voted on immediately and sworn in probably on february the 1st. i think that's what's going to happen. >> having someone in charge of seeing all the incoming. >> you know, i really looked at secretary clinton's testimony yesterday as a way to semi close the chapter on that. i do think there are a number of recommendations through the arb that was put fort to really find out what the flaws were and why this happened. yes, it
the reigns to senator john kerry after his confirmation. joining me now from washington, david ignatius of the "washington post." later we'll talk to michael gordon of the "new york times." david, as you watched this today, did it answer all the questions? >> well, it was-- it was a very lively exchange. most of the answers in truth have come out in the details, the report by the accountability review board, and the systematic timeline that it offered. what today provided was the drama of secretary clinton and her final major appearance defending herself, defending the administration, and getting very emotional and very feisty. and i think what we took away from this was how intense feelings are on both sides. the republicans really went after her today, and she-- she-- she pushed back hard. >> rose: did they, as they say,a lay a glove on her? >> well, i think on the basic issues here, benghazi, the republicans have a point. as the accountability review board report says, staffing for diplomat security was grossly inadequate. repeated requests came from benghazi for more diplomatic secu
. boehner. also, they're -- senator john kerry. also they're waiting for hillary clinton, john kerry to be the next secretary of state. secretary clinton wrapping up 5 1/2 hours of testimony before this committee and also before the house foreign affairs committee yesterday on the attacks in benghazi. you can find those in our video library at c-span.org. >> on c-span is waiting for the start of the hearing, confirmation hearing for john kerry to be the next secretary of state. this morning announced by the white house that the president will nominate mary jo white to be the new securities and exchange commission commissioner. and we will have live coverage of his announcement expected to be this afternoon at 2:30 eastern here on c-span. >> good morning. this hearing of the senate foreign relations committee to consider the next -- the nominee for the secretary of state will come to order. let me, again, ask as i did yesterday, since the full senate has not yet passed the committee resolution sitting members, i ask unanimous consent the returning members to allow our prospective memb
in a diplomatic role. she hands over the reigns to senator john kerry after his confirmation. joining me now from washington, david ignatius of the "washington post." later we'll talk to michael gordon of the "new york times." david, as you watched this today, did it answer all the questions? >> well, it was-- it was a very lively exchange. most of the answers in truth have come out in the details, the report by the accountability review board, and the systematic timeline that it offered. what today provided was the drama of secretary clinton and her final major appearance defending herself defending the administration, and getting very emotional and very feisty. and i think what we took away from this was how intense feelings are on both sides. the republicans really went after her today and she-- she-- she pushed back hard. >> rose: did they as they say,a lay a glove on her? >> well, i think on the basic issues here, benghazi, the republicans have a point. as the accountability review board report says, staffing for diplomat security was grossly inadequate. repeated requests came from benghazi
of transition for american foreign policy as senator john kerry faces a high-stakes job interview to be the secretary of state. kerry's confirmation hearings were rather cordial hosted by the foreign relations committee which he's led for the past four years. but it was an unexpected moment when the hearings were interrupted by a protester that offered perhaps the most telling revelation about the man and the moment. >> i'm tired of my friends dying. i don't know if they're going to be alive the next day. >> when i first came to washington and testified, i obviously was testifying as part of a group of people who came here to have their voices heard, and that is, above all, what this place is about. people measure what we do. >> kerry's confirmation hearing today comes a day after secretary hillary clinton stood her ground offering a robust defense of her handling of those attacks in benghazi that killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. at wednesday's long-awaited hearings on benghazi, clinton took responsibility for security lapses but that obviously was not go
're seeking. jon: that's senator john kerry at his confirmation hearing just a short time ago. he is fielding questions one day after the woman he wants to replace, secretary of state hillary clinton, appeared on capitol hill where she delivered a fiery defense of the administration's response to the benghazi terror attack. joining us now, danielle pletka, vice president foreign policy and defense studies, defense policy studies, i should say, at the american enterprise institute. danielle, thanks for being with us. you wrote a column this week in which your first words were it's hard to like john kerry? [laughter] >> well, i worked for ten years up at the senate foreign relations committee when senator kerry wasn't the chairman, he was one of the other members of the committee. he's just not that popular on capitol hill. he hasn't worked well with other members. that was one of the problems he had when he ran for president. he's perceived as being stand offish, as being uninterested in their issues and in being kind of doctrinaire on policy. jon: but bob corker, the new mexico senator -- we'
the troops have left. >> karen, hillary's hearing comes the day before john kerry is supposed to begin hearings as secretary of state. "the economist," writes a tone of cool detachment has been his foreign policy hallmark, present but not deeply involved. how much do you think john kerry in the wake of this foreign policy discussion that, let's be honest, is not often had. we focus a lot on domestic affairs. there's not been a lot of pressure, i think, on the president to verbalize what he wants to do as far as america's role in the national stage. how much of this hearing is going to filter through to john kerry's hearing to sort of give us an outline? >> i think absolutely in kerry's hearing, again, this is going to be more aimed at president obama to try to get kerry on the record with some commitments about particularly iran and some of the other conflicts around the world. i think one of the reasons, and this has been talked about, that the president likes john kerry and his position and likes chuck hagel, if we're talking about iran, talking about algeria, talking about a fragile
cavuto. unless john kerry pulls a silly was he can wall into his new office now. expected to easily get confirmation to run the state department but with scant discussion of our screwups in the state department. and it's not just hillary clinton getting it yesterday. it's almost as if everyone is looking at the threat facing thousands of americans and saying, it's no threat today. that worries former top diplomat casey mcfarland. it is the stupid of them. >> good to have you here. >> thank you. >> what do you make of this? >> a great opportunity. why? yesterday's especially, and even today, the focus is not on the problemmed of the future. especially yesterday when i grilled secretary clinton. it was talking points and timelines and stuff that really -- that train has left the station. we need to focus on the next four years, because if we don't, the bus will come off the trolley and secretary-to-be kerris going to have a hard item with the spread of terrorism in africa. hostage taking throughout the world, a nuclear iran. north korea will have long-rangl the other things happening with
you for reminding me of that chapter in my public clear and what you and john kerry accomplished together. i want to talk about the role of the united states, it is called upon to negotiate, to make it safer. certainly since world war ii, it has involved nuclear weapons and it does to this day as we discussed the future of nuclear entrance like, god forbid, iran intoork the nuclear club, which we don't want to see happen. we also know there came a new threat, terrorism, in a different form. biological and chemical weapons. organizations that attacked the united states and killed innocent people. but it was, i think last year or the year before, that we were briefed by the state department, department of defense, about the greatest threat to security in the united states and it wasn't either of those things. it was cybersecurity. i think you may have attended the brief, the classified briefing for members of the senate. democrats and republicans. they explained to us this invisible war that goes on even as we meet between the united states and many who are not our friends that are
secretary of state clinton and john kerry. your thoughts on how hillary clinton has done as secretary of state and john kerry as going forward. >> first of all, secretary of state clinton has been respected around the world. >> greta: i think there was a drinking contest involved, is that false? >> false. >> greta: right. >> so, i have-- i admire the fact that she is admired throughout the world and a very effective secretary of state. i also think that john kerry will do a credible job as secretary of state. he has a world of experience and john kerry and i don't agree on a lot of issues, but we have a relationship which was forged years ago and so, i have confidence that he will carry out the president's agenda and serve the president. now, i wouldn't nominate, very frankly, as we are, wouldn't nominate him to be secretary of state, i would have my own selection, but i respect the president's selection in this case. i do have significant and serious questions for senator hagel. >> greta: and that will be coming up soon. >> yes, be coming before the armed services committee next week
senator kerry at the confirmation hearing. live coverage begins at 10:00 eastern. first, we will bring you "washington journal." then the senate confirmation hearing for john kerry. live coverage of the pentagon news conference with leon panetta and martin dempsey. and about 45 minutes, winnie stachelberg on gun control. max boot on foreign-policy. bradley shear worker rights in the workplace. >> as secretary i have no greater priority responsibility. as i have said many times, i take responsibility. nobody is more committed to getting this right. i am determined to be the state department -- to leave the state department safer and more secure. it meant moving quickly to respond to the immediate crisis, but also to further protect our people in high threat areas across the region and the world. host: we will get your reaction this morning to hillary clinton's testimony yesterday. we do expect misses clinton on capitol hill again today as john kerry has his hearing to replace her. for the first 45 minutes, we will get your reaction to the testimony. what's being written and on television. t
think the interesting thing will be to see whether senator kerry, when he goes to testify tomorrow in his confirmation hearing, whether or not he comes to it with more of a sort of big picture strategy of what he would do within the region. now, it's possible that one reason the secretary didn't have that, is, of course, she's been out sick for a good number of weeks and they have been cons e consumed by the individual incident in benghazi. >> of course, the overriding question that the republican critics have been focusing on is susan rice, the talking points, this is another one of the exchanges with senator johnson and hillary clinton. >> do you disagree with me that a simple phone call to those evacuees to determine what happened wouldn't have ascertained immediately there was no protest? that was a piece of information that koufcould have been easily easily obtained within hours, if not days. >> senator, when you're in these positions, the last thing you want to do is interfere with any other process going on -- number one. >> i realize that's a good excuse. >> no, it's the f
that they were embarrassed to do so. i will explain next. >>> tomorrow kerry will appear before the same committee to replace secretary of state hillary rodham clinton and kerry is said to be easily confirmed. >>> a man invaded the home of an elderly couple. he tied up the victims and raided the home and took off in the couple's cars. they described the menace latino or pacific islanders and vicious. >> these are very brutal people who would do something like this to 76-year-olds and they are really defense less and this is just a cowardly crime. >> the stolen vehicles are license 5x i and a tan toyota camera license plate 39g60. they want to know if they were behind another carjacking just earlier that day. >>> people want to know what is going on at the local schools thanks to a new alert system. people in the area will be able to receive emergency alerts by text, voicemail or e-mails. alert marin will be launched this saturday through alert marin .org. >>> he is hoping his biological mother will reach out to him. he has become the golden boy leading and his birth mother took care of h
problem in libya. are we going to send them without adequate parole teches. >> they will start john kerry's confirmation hearing to replace secretary of state clinton. >> cars cover the in ice working to extinguish the fire for 7 years. as they fought the fire for hours in below freezing temperatures the water in the hoses turned to ice and encased the building. >> you don't see that often. >> one-third of the chicago fire department was called to the scene after the fire broke out tuesday night. for more on the bitter cold temperatures let's go to janice dean for more first degree weather. >> you never see pictures like that. your husband is a firefighter i am sure you can testify about that. >> those are tough conditions one of the toughest fires to fight when you are dealing with freezing temperatures and the water freezes it's not only dangerous for them but folks who are walking by. you can slip, fall, really incredible. >> where is the origin of all of this cold air? i know we have a lot of canadian viewers. minus 17 in sudbury, minus 9 in montreal. we are feeling it across the grea
hillary clinton returns to capitol hill today. she'll introduce senator john kerry tapped to take her place at his confirmation hearing. yesterday clinton spent more than 5 1/2 hours testifying before congress about the siege of the u.s. consulate in libya. she faced tough aggressive questions about the attacks which left four americans dead. margaret brennan reports. >> as i have said many times, i take responsibility. >> reporter: in her opening statement, the usually reserved hillary clinton said that for her the benghazi tragedy is personal. >> i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughter, and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> reporter: secretary clinton said that while she had a close relationship with ambassador chris stevens, his request for additional security never made it to her desk. >> the specific security requests pertaining to benghazi, you know, were handled by the security professi
, because the chairman of this committee is john kerry, the expected successor to hillary clinton. i'm told, do not expect to see kerry even in the room today. he is recusing himself, so today's committee will be chaired by the next most senior democrat, and that is bob me n menendez of new jersey. barbara boxer also has seniority in this committee, but she is the chair of another committee, so the way the rules will work, it will be bob menendez of new jersey who will be chairing this. interesting to watch, a couple of the senators who might be in a 2016 frame of mind, marco rubio, rand paul, perhaps, they also did not serve with hillary clinton as a senator. so the tone might be different there. there's a lot of respect on both sides of the aisle from those senators who did know her personally, while she was a member of the u.s. senate. chris? >> well, you've set it up pretty well there, it seems, because you've got a very formidable political presence there. hillary clinton, we just looked at the new numbers on her, she's three to one popular. do you think that will make the republican
relations committee tomorrow, to introduce her likely successor, senator john kerry. >> brown: online you can watch some of the more heated exchanges from the hearing, as well as read the full testimony transcript. still to come on the "newshour": the emergence of africa for u.s. policy-makers; combat roles for women in the military; the robotic planes known as drones and the way forward for the g.o.p. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: an arctic storm system kept its grip on the midwest and northeast today. sub-zero temperatures spanned a large swath of the nation, from the upper midwest into new england, and 15 states were under wind chill warnings. fierce winds have blown across the great lakes for days, dumping more than a foot of snow on ohio, pennsylvania and new york. the deep freeze is forecast to stick around through the weekend. marine general john allen is back on track to become supreme commander of nato forces in europe. white house officials said today his nomination is no longer on hold. that's after the pentagon inspector general
. thanks a lot. >> thank you very much,. connell: the big story in d.c. today would be john kerry. there he is. from what we have been told, a protester just had to be dragged out of that room a few minutes ago. the current record. of state hillary clinton was there yesterday testifying about the benghazi attacks. >> the democrats have their drool buckets ready. they think she will be the next president and hoping that she thinks of them favorably. it is all about 2016 for most of them. there were some republicans who opposed some tough questions to her answer real questions to her. dagen: to look at her and say, i would have fired you, that is just posturing. >> that is true, dagen. so much of this did not get to the core view. they knew full well that it was not due to a spontaneous uprising. connell: what does it matter now? >> that i think was the quote of the week, if not the quote of the year. i found it to be so outrageous. first of all, it matters to the four families of those four dead americans. it also matters that she and this administration lied to the american people for four
't want to go abroad. retreat is idea and policy of reseeding. with the nomination of john kerry and chuck hagel is president obama sending a chamberlain message? >> i think charles is right. he is sending the message. these are care-takers and people who will keep the foreign policy off his desk. some people say is part of the foreign policy part. climate change, and we know kerry will be deeply invested in. that has a real policy and dollars and cents. the rest is tabulum. the cabinet pointments are people to allow him to focus on this domesticbe transformation. >> bret: a leap forward for tomorrow. secretary clinton testifying on benghazi. she will testify in the morning on the senate side and afternoonbe in the house. this should be high drama when it comes to congress. asking and answering. the republicans are forecasting that. >> i don't know that they will be surprises in a lot of new revelations from the testimony. >> bret: charles? >> i think they will ask what did you know and when did you know it? where were you during the attackbe? what did the president say? who were the embas
clinton's replacement. massachusetts john kerry will go before the senate foreign relations committee in the first step to become the next secretary of state. to prepare for his new role, the senator will have to sell off many of his personal investments forth to avoid possible conflicts of interest. kerry is the senate's wealthiest member with an estimated net worth of more than $184 million. >>> jessica doyle is back with another your money report. >> talking super bowl. >> that's right. the countdown to the super bowl is o. i don't know if you have your plans set. maybe money is a little tight right now. maybe you want that new big screen tv but it's just out of your price range. how about giving your current tv a pre-game tuneup. it's a lot easier than you may think. >> reporter: some of the most diehard football fans will watch the big game on a brand new tv, but if that's not in your budget, consume every reports says -- consumer reports says there are simple steps to get any tv ready. >> a lot of people may have brought a tv home and didn't set it up or left it with the factory
facilities apartment risk. >> reporter: senator john kerry is the chair of the senate foreign relations committee but he's not at the hearing this morning. we called his office minutes ago. they tell us it wouldn't make sense for kerry to be at this hearing when he's been nominated to be at this department. later today the house will hold a separate meeting and we'll have more from secretary clinton when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> dozens of members of the air national guard will leave the bay area for a tour of duty overseas. the members of the 129th rescue wing will take off to afghanistan and africa for some critical training. their primary mission to be to perform wartime search and rescue operations anywhere in the world. >>> and an increasing number of americans support illegal immigrants to become u.s. citizens. that's according to a new associated press poll. that's up from 50% in 2010. president obama says comprehensive immigration reform is a priority in his second term agenda. >>> the sierra club is calling for a major protest in washington, d.c. n
john kerry toe senate confirmation hearing he chaired. it's a safe bet he will get a better reception than the hostile reception they gave hillary clinton on benghazi. after nearly five hours of gruelling testimony, clinton showed rare public emotion talking about the deaths of ambassador chris stevens and three others in benghazi. >> for me, this is not just a matter of policy, it's personal. i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag drape caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters and the lives left alone to raise their children. >> she took the blame for the tragedy. >> i take responsibility and nobody is more committed to getting this right. >> her republican critics wanted to know what she knew and when she knew it. >> the american people deserve to know answers. they certainly don't deserve false answers. >> asking why repeated security warnings were ignored. eeb a cable ambassador stevens sent her september 11th, the day of the attack. >> these officials were screaming
. i understand we'll welcome you one more time when you come tomorrow to introduce senator kerry to the committee. we'll look forward to welcoming you there as well. i think that there are several takeaways here that are incredibly important. one is that we have to look at the totality of the threat environment versus just looking for a specific credible threat when we are thinking about the protection of our foreign service personnel. and i see that we are moving in that direction. the other one is that changes in the department have clear lines of authority. and responsibility for security matters instead of silos and looking more in a horizontal nature and i understand that's underway. secretary gates used to famously argue that there are more people in military bands than in the entire foreign service. it seems to me that surely we can find the funds to protect our diplomats who serve on the front lines. and i am concerned when the arb says that the state department has been engaged for years in a struggle to obtain the resources necessary to carry out its work. and that has
appeared before the senate foreign relations committee as kerry's sure march to secretary of state began. >> if you confirm me, i would take office as secretary proud that the senate is in my blood. but equally proud that so, too, is the foreign service. >> this comes less than 24 hours after hillary clinton spent five and a half hours testifying before the senate in the morning and the house in the afternoon. >> wow. >> from the start, shortly after 9:00 in the morning, to the end at 5:00 in the afternoon, the benghazi testimony rain the gamut from the emotional -- >> for me it's not just a policy matter but personal. i stood next to president obama as the marines took those flag-draped caskets at andrews. i put my arms around the fathers and mothers, sisters and daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> to the confrontational. >> we were misled that there was supposedly protests and then something sprang out of that. and that was easily ascertained that was not the fact and the american people could have known that within days. >> with all due respect, the fact is
kerry is seen as a shoo-in to replace secretary clinton. at defense, after bob gates and panetta, the president's pick of chuck hagel sends a similar message. he is republican but the past statements on israel and iran as well as his opposition to the troop surge in iraq will likely make for a heated confirmation process. if confirmed, he will most likely lead major budgetary belt tightening at the pentagon. >> this is a president looking for what they used to say about eisenhower, against on the cheap. using drones, using intelligence in new way anything but to send troops into a foreign war. >> in the second term many analysts look for one last big push, perhaps immigration reform. with a growing latino vote adding additional pressure on both parties ahead of 2016 and others feel the time has passed for big bold moves. douglas brinkley said the gridlock in washington is very real and the president has to wake up every day determined not to be a lame duck president. and the inner team obama, he has had more chiefs of staff than any other president in history and with the next ch
kerry begins his confirmation hearing tomorrow. >>> peter doocy thank you so much. >> now time for look whose talking. the republican controlled house will vote on raising the debt limit. it is expected to pass despite republicans coming out against that move. where does the republican party stand? that's what kevin mccarthy is talking about today. what is going forward right now we didn't want to give any long-term debt limit. what we are saying is here is the senate who has not produced a budget. your listers know it but not many across the senate. the ipad wasn't even introduced yet they have already gone through three different versions. we are doing a short term moving the debt limit bapast the deadline. the most responsible thing any elected officials do is a budget. we move it to there too you don't if as the budget you don't get paid. thighs cuts go into effect the first of the month. >> you heard him talk about not getting pailed. it would withhold the pay for law americas if congress failed to pass a budget. it is burning, it stings. a third of the country gripped people wakin
bureau. and senator john kerry starts his confirmation hearings today on his way to becoming the next secretary of state. he is likely to have a very easy go of it because he has been on the committee for 28 years, but also because he is well prepared for the job. his father was a service officer, and he is a vietnam veteran. once he makes it through committee he faces a vote from the full senate which takes place next week. vice president biden is calling what is called a fire side chat. he will be on google plus and hold a hangout. if you want to participate you can see it streaming live at white house.gov, and you are post questions on those pages. we're back after the break. stay with us. than this. (vo) current's award winning original series is back with an all new episode straight from the headlines. (vo) in the minefield of the nation's gun control debate, this could be the most polarizing issue. >> anybody can claim stand your ground and they could get away with murder. the natural energy of peanuts and delicious, soft caramel. to fill you up and keep you moving,
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